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DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

What You’ll Need: 5 gallon pot Bottling bucket Fermentation bucket or glass carboy (carboys are more expensive, but will last longer) Tubing Clamp for the

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Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat. Once you gather enough courage and resources to run with your dream, you'll be met with one obstacle after another — all of which are valuable learning

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Starbucks Opens New “Teavana” Tea Bar to Revolutionize the Tea Experience

Starbucks Opens New “Teavana” Tea Bar to Revolutionize the Tea Experience

Could Starbucks revolutionize the way America drinks tea? Today, the coffee giant teamed up with Teavana to debut the chain’s first teahouse, Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in Manhattan’s Upper East

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SeedTabs Teams Up With Cafes to Sell Seeds to Plant Along Your Morning Commute

SeedTabs Teams Up With Cafes to Sell Seeds to Plant Along Your Morning Commute

California-based company SeedTabs has announced plans to team up with local cafes to offer customers plant seeds along with their morning java. Customers will be able to sprinkle some seeds on their way

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Environment Agency’s Lord Smith Backs UK Business’ Green Growth, Including Coca-Cola’s

Environment Agency’s Lord Smith Backs UK Business’ Green Growth, Including Coca-Cola’s

Lord Smith, the chairman for the Environment Agency in the UK, paid a visit to Europe's largest Coca-Cola plant this week, and on his tour he underlined the importance of green growth. Speaking about

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Employees Work Harder When The Company Goes Green, New Study Reports

Employees Work Harder When The Company Goes Green, New Study Reports

Photo via Shutterstock What motivates you to give 150 percent at your job? Is it a friendly boss? Tasks that you really care about? Awesome clients? According to new research led by UCLA, employees of

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Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu is one of the leading green companies in the homewares and gift segment. The China-based company received Green America’s Gold Seal of Approval for its efforts to preserve the environment, promote

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VIDEO: The Story Of Inhabitat

VIDEO: The Story Of Inhabitat

You might check out Inhabitat for the latest and greatest in green design and innovation (at least we hope you do!), but did you ever wonder how the website began and what fuels it? Check out this

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Survey Finds Nearly 90% of Chinese 18-25 Year-Olds Want Greener Brands

Survey Finds Nearly 90% of Chinese 18-25 Year-Olds Want Greener Brands

A Carbon Trust survey of 2,800 18-25 year-olds in six countries has yielded some pretty startling results: 88% of respondents in China would “be more loyal to a brand if they could see it was

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Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a vital 1.7 mile transportation link that serves 40 million vehicles a year. Now, thanks to Richard Bulan, this 75-year-old pedestrian-friendly feat of engineering could become

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

A new brand of DIY self-sufficiency is spreading across The Netherlands. Skilled craftswomen, mechanics, seamstresses, and handypersons are banding together to resist disposable consumer culture. It is

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Al Gore Compares Investing in Oil and Gas to Subprime Mortgage Crises and Lays Out “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism”

Al Gore Compares Investing in Oil and Gas to Subprime Mortgage Crises and Lays Out “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism”

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore -- a continuous warrior for the environment -- said yesterday in an interview that current investment in the oil and gas industry is not that dissimilar to the subprime

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INTERVIEW: Ray Anderson on Climbing the Mountain of Corporate Sustainability

INTERVIEW: Ray Anderson on Climbing the Mountain of Corporate Sustainability

Ray Anderson is more than just the founder and chairman of the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpeting, he's also the grandfather of corporate sustainability. In 1995, Anderson embarked on a

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US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

Greenbiz.com recently released their free, downloadable “State of Green Business 2012″ report and some of the statistics are quite surprising. The report begins by explaining the stalemate on

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MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

If you own an Apple product, chances are you've had to deal with broken charge cords and fraying cables. The MySaver project, designed by Thomas Lehman, and funded through Kickstarter, demonstrates an

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BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW's Spartansburg, South Carolina plant is launching a program to convert methane gas into hydrogen. If successful, the manufacturing facility will be able to power its fleet of production vehicles with

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Massimo LoBuglio About Sustainable Building and Cupcakes

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Massimo LoBuglio About Sustainable Building and Cupcakes

Inhabitat: Your new SoHo location has some very cool green materials and features. Can you tell me about them? ML: The build-out started with diverting demolition waste from the landfill to a recycling

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

BOOK REVIEW: Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

Is it possible for a business to go green and make green at the same time? Ray Anderson, founder of global carpeting company Interface and some say the grandfather of corporate sustainability, thinks so

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THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

THE STORY OF INHABITAT: How Inhabitat got its start

If you’ve ever been curious about how Inhabitat got its start, today is your lucky day. As the founder and editpreneur behind the blog-turned-business, I spend much of my thoughts focused on the

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Seattle’s 15th Ave Coffee and Tea House Is a Rustic Eco-Chic Store Built by Starbucks

Seattle’s 15th Ave Coffee and Tea House Is a Rustic Eco-Chic Store Built by Starbucks

The 15th Ave Coffee & Tea Store's atmosphere draws upon each of the recycled objects that make up its decor, telling a story from the past and welcoming locals to have a seat and enjoy a freshly

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INTERVIEW: Kimberley Graham Nye Co-founder of gDiapers

INTERVIEW: Kimberley Graham Nye Co-founder of gDiapers

Moms today are no shrinking violets when it comes to multi-tasking - and we don’t just mean in the home. There are a growing number of enterprising women who are making a splash in the business world,

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10 Tech Tips for a Green and Healthy Workplace

10 Tech Tips for a Green and Healthy Workplace

Looking to make your office even greener and healthier in 2011? It's been well documented that healthy, enjoyable workplaces make for happier and more productive employees -- so check out our ten tips on

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5 Green Marketing Strategies That Can Help Your Business Succeed

5 Green Marketing Strategies That Can Help Your Business Succeed

Looking to get the word out about your green company? Check out our top 5 green marketing strategies that will help you get your message across while cutting down on waste (after all, you want to walk the

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How Paying Employees to Volunteer Can Reap Rewards All Around

How Paying Employees to Volunteer Can Reap Rewards All Around

Even during times where money is tight, according to a 2006 survey of 1,800 13-to-25-year-olds, 79 percent would rather work for a company that cares about how it affects and contributes to society (Wall

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How to Foster Office Productivity With Food & Fitness

How to Foster Office Productivity With Food & Fitness

While some companies see a plate of cookies and soda as ways to generate employee enthusiasm, there are a number of others taking a much more innovative (and healthy) approach to fostering workplace

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How Paying Your Employees to Volunteer Can Reap You Rewards

How Paying Your Employees to Volunteer Can Reap You Rewards

When you think about what kinds of things attract great employees to your company, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package are probably the first thing that come to mind. But did you know

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How to Foster Workplace Productivity With Food & Fitness

How to Foster Workplace Productivity With Food & Fitness

The idea that happier employees are more productive employees is by no means new, but one employer is taking his devotion to keeping his team happy, healthy and productive to new levels of cushyness.

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INTERVIEW: gDiapers Co-founder Kimberley Graham Nye

INTERVIEW: gDiapers Co-founder Kimberley Graham Nye

As if being a parent isn't already a full time job, many moms are siphoning the skills they've honed through motherhood into profitable green businesses. We caught up with one such successful enterprising

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5 Green Business Models That Are Booming Despite Hard Times

5 Green Business Models That Are Booming Despite Hard Times

Think taking on any business venture in this tired economy is bound to be a bust? Well think again, because there are a number of businesses out there going against all the odds and turning out more than

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5 Green Business Models That Are Booming in Hard Times

5 Green Business Models That Are Booming in Hard Times

As we all know, the economy has been in a rough patch for awhile. But while many businesses are going under and closing up shop, certain types of green businesses have been doing extraordinarily well

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